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Butane

CAS: 106-97-8

How can this chemical affect my health?

Chronic (Long Term) EffectsData sources

Cancer priority 2
Cancer – Can cause or increase the risk of cancer.
Gene Damage priority 2
Gene Damage – Can cause or increase the rate of mutations, which are changes in genetic material in cells.
Other Health Effects priority 4
Other Health Effects – Can cause serious damage on contact or ingestion.
Birth Defects priority 7
Birth Defects – Can cause harm to the developing child including birth defects, low birth weight and biological or behavioral problems that appear as the child grows.
Brain/nervous System Harm priority 7
Brain/Nervous System Harm – Can cause damage to the nervous system including the brain.

Data sources:

Direct Hazard » Cancer

These sources refer directly to this chemical:

  • H350 - May cause cancer
    GHS - Australia
    Safe Work Australia

Direct Hazard » Gene Damage

These sources refer directly to this chemical:

  • H340 - May cause genetic defects
    GHS - Australia
    Safe Work Australia

Direct Hazard » Other Health Effects

These sources refer directly to this chemical:

  • Specific target organs/systemic toxicity following single exposure - Category 3 [H335 or H336]
    GHS - Japan
    Government of Japan

Direct Hazard » Birth Defects

These sources refer directly to this chemical:

  • Pregnancy Risk Group D
    List of Substances with MAK & BAT Values & Categories
    MAK Commission of Germany (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft)

Direct Hazard » Brain/Nervous System Harm

These sources refer directly to this chemical:

  • Neurotoxic
    Chemicals with occupational exposure standards based on nervous system effects (Boyes 2001)
    Pattys Toxicology: author William K Boyes

Inherent HazardsData sources

Flammable priority 3
Flammable – Easily ignited and capable of burning rapidly.
Restricted List priority 5
Restricted List – This chemical is on a list from an authoritative body recommending that its use be avoided.

Data sources:

Direct Hazard » Flammable

These sources refer directly to this chemical:

  • H220 - Extremely flammable gas
    Regulation on the Classification, Labelling and Packaging of Substances and Mixtures (CLP) Annex 6 Table 3-1 - GHS Hazard code criteria
    European Union / European Commission (EU EC)
  • H220 - Extremely flammable gas
    GHS - Australia
    Safe Work Australia
  • Flammable gases - Category 1 [H220]
    GHS - Japan
    Government of Japan
  • 2.1.1A - Flammable Gases: high hazard
    New Zealand HSNO Chemical Classifications (GHS)
    New Zealand Environmental Protection Authority (NZ EPA)
  • Class B1 - Flammable gases
    WHMIS-SIMDUT: Controlled Products Classifications
    Québec Workplace Health and Safety Commission (Commission de la santé et de la securite du travail (CSST))

Direct Hazard » Restricted List

These sources refer directly to this chemical:

  • Candidate Chemical List
    Safer Consumer Product Candidate Chemicals
    California Department of Toxic Substance Control (CA DTSC)
  • CoHC List (non SVHC)
    Chemical Footprint Project - Chemicals of High Concern (CFP CoHC)
    Clean Production Action (CPA)
  • Prohibited in Cosmetic Products
    EU - Cosmetics Regulation Annex II
    European Union / European Commission (EU EC)
  • Ingredients that are Restricted for Use in Cosmetic Products
    Health Canada - Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist
    Health Canada
  • Chemicals of High Concern
    Minnesota Department of Health - Chemicals of High Concern and Priority Chemicals
    Minnesota Department of Public Health

How does this chemical impact the environment?Data sources

Persistent priority 2
Persistent – Does not break down readily from natural processes.

Data sources:

Direct Hazard » Persistent

These sources refer directly to this chemical:

  • Persistent
    Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) - Environmental Registry - Domestic Substances List (DSL)
    Environment Canada & Health Canada (EC)

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